SHUTTLECOCK (2019)

  • Comedy, Drama
  • 13min

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In this sports comedy, Carl is forced to question his idea of masculinity when an obsession with a mysterious new member of his badminton club spirals out of control.

Carl is the king of the court, his bulging muscles and bushy moustache making him alpha-male at the charity tournament. But then he spots a mysterious new player in the changing room; Morgan Silk.

Morgan is slim, delicate, and a dab hand at badminton. An attempt to show up Morgan backfires on Carl, leaving him embarrassed and angry.

Morgan’s effeminate but effective technique captivates the players, launching Carl into a race to prove he’s the better man. As he and Morgan climb the scoreboards, Carl falls into a testosterone-fuelled rage, ostracizing himself from the players who worship Morgan’s softer racket skills.

Festivals and Awards

Best Short film winner at BFI London Film Festival 2020
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020


This film is available in the following bundles:
LFW20 - Festival Pass
LFW20 - Shorts Pass
LFW20 - Shorts in Competition

Director

Tommy Gillard

Writer

Tommy Gillard

Producer

Ashleigh Powell

Producer

Simeon Costello

Cinematographer

Boris Hallvig

Production Designer

Tommy Gillard

Costumes

Charis Cherry

Composer

Freddy Mercer

Sound Designer

James Morgan

Editor

Tommy Gillard

Editor

Boris Hallvig

Executive Producer

Jonas Hawkins

Executive Producer

Luke Hagan

Executive Producer

Claire Horrocks

Executive Producer

Neil Flanagan

Language

English

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